by Isabelle Workman
We all know bodybuilding adds bulk and definition to muscles throughout the body. But recent studies have shown that bulking up and other activities can also add gray matter to the brain and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Several universities have conducted studies that find a correlation between higher weekly calorie burn rates and a larger volume of gray matter of the brain. Studies have found that simply moving your body helps. It is not necessary to do high intensity or punishing workouts. Rather, gains came from everyday leisure activities that may be more enjoyable, such as gardening, walking, dancing, riding an exercise bicycle, and other common activities.
In addition, those who burn an extra 500 calories per day, which is roughly 2 hours of moderate walking lowered their risk of Alzheimer’s by 50%. Exercise is a powerful tool in preventing dementia and many other diseases. So get moving!